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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Oct 24, 2007 1:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know kurt cobain was a better guitarist than jerry?

That's got to be one of those poll-based lists, like the 100 greatest Britons of all time that the BBC conducted, in which Princess Di topped Shakespeare, Darwin, and Newton; and David Beckham topped Dickens, Thomas More, and William Blake:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/100_Greatest_Britons

No skill-and-creativity-based rationale could put all of those other guys above John Fahey, Robert Fripp, John McLaughlin, and Lightning Hopkins.

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Poster: mcglone Date: Oct 24, 2007 3:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know kurt cobain was a better guitarist than jerry?

robbie williams and no christopher wren?!?!? well, i never... when all the cool kids were sporting "frankie says" t-shirts i had my "chris draws" hoodie.

who knew... i always thought guy fawkes was spelled guy fox.

fun list.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Oct 24, 2007 2:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know kurt cobain was a better guitarist than jerry?

That's the best post on lists ever...very to the point. Everyone knows the brits, knows their significance, and instantly grabs the analogy.

Good one Lou.

Diana (bless her) beats Darwin. Of course! What are you, some sort of atheistic evoh Lou sha nist?

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Poster: BryanE Date: Oct 24, 2007 2:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know kurt cobain was a better guitarist than jerry?

John Fahey---now there's a name that has never been mentioned nearly enough on lists like this.

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Poster: filmsplice Date: Oct 24, 2007 2:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: did you know kurt cobain was a better guitarist than jerry?

And worthy of mention. But that so-and-so-is-better-than-someone-else thing is like the worthless crap arguments me and my rock fan friends used to have as teenagers. Sadly, I still know people in their mid-40s who act the same way, geeky obsessed rock fanatics, never growing up. As far as Garcia et al, I recall seeing the TV broadcast of some New Year's concert ('79?) and it was really basically cacophony. Horrible performance, with badly recorded sound to make it worse. I realize that many "fans" tend to discard any critical notions when it comes to their fave raves--and I'm not just picking on the Dead, but all sorts of rock obsessives--but this concert just fell apart early on, the evidence is there to hear and see. There is bad and there is good, and each qualifies or justifies or defines the other, but many rock geeks think everything by their fave artists are golden, which is a hallucination. The thing with GD is when the gig went bad early like this one, there were still hours left before it was over. As legendary as the GD live shows may have been, I like the studio recordings typically better.